Getting ready for Halloween

The neighborhood consensus is that kids have lost enough, we’re going to do Halloween as normally as possible under the circumstances. I usually do something like a “pumpkin” patch (where the pumpkins are orange balloons attached to treat bags) anyway, and I think this year will be a u-pick apple orchard. I’ve got clothesline, and […]

The Elder Sign

The Cthulhu mythos isn’t exactly a Halloween staple, but I had a request for an Elder Sign so here it is. I have a nice Cthulhu from Urban Threads that I’ve put on valet trays, so I played around with some of the fancy new JoAnn vinyl. Not sure if that’s a colour out of […]

Spheres and eggs

Approximately 95% of my web traffic is Pinterest referrals from these 2007 spheres, which is kind of depressing because really, I like to think I make much more interesting patterns. But okay, you can’t beat the basics. It’s been 404’ing for years so let me resurrect that so there’s a little more explanation. There are […]

The scariest part of Halloween

… is that when it’s over, we’re unequivocally in The Holiday Season. 😱 Okay, probably scarier for little one-person shops than for their customers. I’ve been getting Sober Letters From Suppliers warning of potential supply-chain disruptions and shipping delays. I’ve been getting them from retailers too, and I’m sure so have you. I haven’t been […]

Pyramid pouch

Some of the shiny fabrics I snagged at JoAnn this week were foiled cottons – good for dragon wings but not so much for dragons, which require a stretchy fabric. Six yards will go a long way in just dragon wings, so I thought I’d use some of it for other things. I decided, with […]